United Nations Day: 24 October 2017

Published on October 24, 2017
United Nations Day is annually observed on 24th October.
United Nations Day: 24 October 2017
  • This day celebrates the foundation of this great organization.
  • The organisation came into force in 1945. 
  • 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948.
  •  In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.
  • The UN also represents a series of specialized agencies that enable it to do its job in each of the areas it focuses on, groups like the FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization), the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), and more each handle their own individual aspect of its operation.

World Development Information Day: 24 October 2017

  • The General Assembly in 1972 established World Development Information Day on 24th October.
  • The day draws the attention of the world to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.
  • The date for the Day should coincide with United Nations Day, 24 October, which was also the date of the adoption, in 1970, of the International Development Strategy for the Second United Nations Development Decade.

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